THE ENORMOUS TURNIP, 'DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE' and More Set for The Berry Theatre This Autumn

THE ENORMOUS TURNIP, 'DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE' and More Set for The Berry Theatre This Autumn

Today The Berry Theatre announces its autumn season of work; packed full of theatre for families and unmissable comedy.

The venue's autumn programme is filled to the brim with wonderful children's theatre as previously announced. In October Little Angel Theatre presents Me... (21st); Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company presents The Enormous Turnip later in the month (26th); and Tall Stories presents The Snow Dragon (28th October). On 4th November Half Moon presents Leaf; this sensory adventure is suitable for those aged 0-3 years old and will include a post-show playtime.

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, returns to the venue on 10th November with The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. An anticipated gothic adaptation the production follows the company's Dracula, which played at The Berry Theatre in autumn 2016 and was met with audience acclaim.

The Berry Youth Theatre returns to the stage on 18th and 19th November with What is the sky made of? Written by Hannah Torrance and featuring an ensemble cast, the show is inspired by the questions children ask, the answers we give them and the truth that exists in-between.

"Our winter season is like a festive selection box - full to the brim with delicious theatre, comedy, new writing, cinema and community performance - and we're inviting you to tuck in!" - Sacha Lee, Artistic Director at The Berry Theatre

The theatre continues its Write Now programme in autumn with the inaugural Netley Literary Festival running 16th to 22nd October. The week-long festival celebrates the life of Jane Austen in the 200th year of her death with a range of talks, workshops and performances exploring the author's life and links to Netley. Following this event, Michael Portillo presents Life: a game of two halves at the venue on 28th October to coincide with the launch of his new book.

On November 16th the world-class Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers present an awe-inspiring performance, promising to captivate with thundering rhythms and infectious energy. This is an exclusive opportunity to see the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent in the intimate setting of The Berry Theatre.

Comedian Kathy Lette brings a riotous Girls Night Out to The Berry Theatre stage on 30th November, suitable for those aged 16+. Exploring life as a woman - from puberty to menopause - Kathy takes her audience on a witty, warm and - ultimately - frank journey that must not be missed.

The Hedge End arts venue also features a packed programme of film including screenings of Cars 3 and Maudie, and an Encore screening of The Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of Yerma, starring Billie Piper, on 21st September.

This Christmas The Berry Theatre welcomes Pickled Image as they present Santa's Little Trolls, playing 14th to 31st December. Suitable for all aged 3 and up, the production features protesting puppets and perky people in a quirky festive treat that is not to be missed. Closing the season, this acclaimed company are guaranteed to provide enough cheer to warm the soul in the cold winter months.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.theberrytheatre.co.uk / 023 8065 2333.

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